Discover What Makes
Brevard, NC Amazing

Live, Work & Play!

Like other growing communities in Transylvania County, Brevard is popular among people of all ages and backgrounds. We boast an unrivaled quality of life and thriving entrepreneurial businesses.

Come visit us, and you'll see why Rand McNally, The Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic consistently name Brevard and greater Transylvania County as one of America's top 10 best places to live, work, and play!

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There’s something for everyone in the mountains of WNC in Transylvania County

World-Class Art & Music Scene

In Brevard, art and music are alive, incredibly diverse, and rich in cultural opportunities.

From live concerts by the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra at the world-renowned Brevard Music Center, to performances at Brevard College’s Porter Center of Performing Arts, to downtown’s Festival of Arts, the experience is sure to prove unforgettable.


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Waterfall & Hikers

Land of Waterfalls & Endless Outdoor Experiences

The mountains of Western North Carolina are known and appreciated all over the world.

Whether it’s to snap photos of our striking fall foliage, camp atop one of our mountain peaks, take a cool dip in a river or waterfall, or hike or bike ride along a wilderness trail, people from all over the world flock to Brevard every season of every year to enjoy its natural beauty and bounty.


Geography & Climate

Birds and Bears and… White Squirrels?

Like the art and music scene, the wildlife in WNC is rich and diverse—and definitely interesting!

While in Brevard, you’re likely to spot pure white squirrels scurrying about. So loved are the white squirrels of WNC that they have their own event: the Annual White Squirrel Festival, held right in downtown Brevard.


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160 Years and Counting

People have been calling Brevard “home” for the greater part of two centuries—even longer if you consider pre-incorporation settlements, and quite longer still in terms of indigenous peoples who inhabited this region prior to the arrival of European and other settlers.

Dive into the culture and history of Brevard, North Carolina. You won’t regret it!


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About Transylvania County:

Cradle of Forestry

Transylvania County is the home of Cradle of Forestry, the site of the very first forestry school in America, founded in the early 1900s.


More than 50% of Transylvania County is covered by our three parklands: Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and Gorges State Park.


Transylvania county, nicknamed “The Land of Waterfalls,” is home to 260+ waterfalls!

Water Quality

Transylvania county has the best water quality in the state of North Carolina.